Yuma Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth and Pot Worth $221,000

Yuma Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth and Pot Worth $221,000


YUMA, AZ – U.S. Border Patrol gents from the Yuma sector had their hands full this week.

Wednesday morning agents patrolling near sidewinder road south of I-8 noticed suspicious behavior from the driver of a Toyota. The driver attempted to flee from the agents and drove his SUV off road, but got stuck in a ditch.

Agents apprehended the driver and found 14 bundles of pot with an estimated street value of $174,000. The suspect, vehicle and drugs were turned over to the drug enforcement administration.

On Tuesday, agents from Blythe at the highway 95 checkpoint found three pounds of methamphetamine after sending a sedan to secondary inspection. The drugs were concealed inside a disabled fire extinguisher and were valued at more than $47,000.

The drugs suspect and vehicle were turned over to U.S. immigration and customs enforcement's homeland security investigations. 

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